New funding opportunities for farmers

Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Photo:

Ontario and the federal government announced yesterday that beginning in March farmers and other businesses can again apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership for projects to boost innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and food safety.

The intake will take place between March 22nd and May 6th. More information will be available on the websites of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on or before March 8th.

“Our Government for the People is working with Ontario’s hard-working and innovative farmers and other business operators in our agriculture and agri-food sector to make it more open for business,” said Ernie Hardeman, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Through these investments from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, we will strengthen this key economic driver in our province and help eligible businesses grow, improve and prosper.”

To date, both the federal and provincial governments have committed cost-share support for more than 1,350 projects through the initiative to help eligible farmers, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow.

Quick facts:

  • Program guides will made be available at:
  • Applicants will be able submit applications online at:
  • Cost-share funding under the Partnership is merit-based and project funding amounts are individually established based on project types.
  • The Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.
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